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, the nsa agency recently tracked over 60 million calls in spain and the space of a month. the disclosure comes as the delegation of german and french lawmakers were in washington today to press senior u.s. intelligenced officials for answers on allegations of widespread spying by the united states and the home countries. the german newspaper der spiegel has revealed the nsa was using the u.s. embassy in berlin to spy on germans including chancellor angela merkel. according to the magazine, merkel's mobile number had been lifted by -- listed by the nsa special collection services 2002. all of these reports have been based on leaks by edward snowden. in a moment we will be joined by journalist glenn greenwald who first broke the snowden story. first, we turn to saturday's protest in washington. it was organized by the stop watching us coalition. jesselyn radack, a former justice department who now works for the government accountability project, read a message from edward snowden. >> we are here to remind our government officials that they are public service -- servants. this is about the
news that the nsa has been monitoring calls from german chancellor angela merkel as far back a as 2002. >> i think the most important thing is to find a basis for the future on which we can operate, and as i said today trust needs to be rebuilt which implies that trust has been severely shaken, and the members of the european union share these concerns today. true change is necessary. >> reporter: when barack obama was running for president in 2008 he went to german and pledged a new era of unity. >> people of the world look at berlin. where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proffered that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one. >> reporter: and as america's top diplomat landed in france last week the newspaper la monde reported that the nsa had monitored communications there. john kerry was on tour to discuss the syrian crisis when he was summoned to answer some questions. >> these kinds of practices between partners that violate privacy are totally unacceptable. we must quickly assure that these practices aren't repeated. >> reporter: un
stories. a group of european lawmakers in washington trying to sort out the nsa spying allegations. they met with the chair of the house intelligence committee mike rogers. members of the delegation spoke after their meeting. >> we need to figure out why this kind of massive activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be built. in the end we're fighting a battle with tight security and we need to get the balance right. we're concerned, too, about security, and we made that clear. but most of it is the balance of privacy of citizens. >> james comey was sworn in as head of the fbi. he previously served as deputy attorney general in the bush administration. >>> u.n. envo arab league envoys trying to build support for peace talks next month. >>> nearly a year after super storm sandy ellis island opens. if you would like the latest on any of the stories in our bulletins we encourage you to head on over to our website at www.aljazeera.com. once again, www.aljazeera.com. tony harris. >> tonight on "inside story" the united states spies on friends, not just foes. is this the new
the nsa's extraordinary reach saying what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. that likely means not spying on foreign leaders who happen to be good friends and allies. across europe, an uproar today. the u.s. ambassador to spain under siege. called on the carpet to explain reports that the nsa was vacuuming up telephone data, tracking 60 million calls in spain in less than a month according to el mundo. germany today called for an investigation into nsa's tapping of angela merkel's personal cell phone. the interior minister said the chancellor was spied on which violates german law. he threatened to expel any u.s. diplomats involved. european parliament members from germany and spain descended on washington demanding answers from congressional intelligence committees and threatening sanctions. >> it is not acceptable for example that espionage on chancellor merkel and others. >> we are asking ourselves if now the u.s. or nsa is considering merkel a terrorist. >> reporter: the president didn't know merkel's phone was targeted. is that possible? the dip
it town. >> reports that president obama knew the nsa was spying on angela merkel. and leaders head to washington to discuss the spying. >> syria plans to destroy chemical weapons with a watchdog overlooking. >>> rock'n'roll fans remembering influential punk pioneer lou reed. [ ♪ theme ] >>> welcome to al jazeera america. ever since the federal health care website went on line this month it's been plagued by problems. now there's a new glitch. the data hub is down - halting online enrolment. that hub, going down sunday, verifies applicants' yoists and incomes. it's key. the problem was caused by a connectivity issue at a center operated by ver eyeson. they quote in a statement: >> well, the latest gaff is yet another head ache for health -- health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, who is set to appear before a committee to testify. the glitches are blamed for low enrol. sam say kathleen sebelius should step down if she can't fix the problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president has been poorly served with the implementation of his own signatory regulation. if someo
president obama knew about the nsa surveillance of foreign leaders. >>> it's been nearly one year since superstorm sandy shattered millions of leaves and caused billions in damages. this morning a new york city landmark reopens for the first time since the storm. >>> check on it. they pick him off. >> another surprising finish in the world series, an unprecedented ending to game four. ♪ >>> and remembering lou reed, the rock pioneer and punk poet passes away at 71. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin with a diplomatic uproar over u.s. espionage operations. a german magazine reports that the united states may have been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years and the director of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of moni
's communications. >>> another report out today, this one in a spanish paper el mundo, the nsa tracked over 60 million calls in spain in one month. documents provided by nsa leaker edward snowden. the spanish government summoned the american ambassador asking for an explanation. >>> this weekend, thousands of protesters marched on capitol hill demanding an end to the government surveillance program at home and abroad. many carried signs praising snowden and thanking him for blowing wistle on the nsa by leaking classified documents. this comes as international outrage builds over the broad scope of the nsa's data gathering over years. european leaders continue to put pressure on the country to for a new spying deal on allies. chefon, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> let's explain why it is some officials have explained perhaps why the president would not know about this for five years. >> as it was explained to us, this type of surveillance is the type of program or decision that would be executed at the level of the national security agency and the way the protocols are set up
. curbing the nsa, putting the brakes on that mass itch data collection system. >>> counting down to the winter olympics. sochi trying to get ready. >>> the head of the agency in charge of putting together president obama's health care law with the affordable health care website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website hasn't worked as well as it could. we know you need affordable coverage. we assure you that the website will be fixed. >> she had cmk the centers for medicare and medicaid services, the congress people continue to grill her, tavener says the issues should be fixed at the end of november. she is the first person to testify about the website and let's listen in. >> i'm not asking for incomes verification. if a person signs up were they offered credible employer insurance? because that's been delayed, you have to come up with a new verification tool to determine their eligibility for suns dis. if a person meets the qualifications they can't get credible insurance. >> that's correct sphwhrp if a a -- if a person is twif years old, they can get that subsidy but if
. stephanie boswell, picayune, mississippi. >>> the nsa monitored 60 million phone calls last december. el mundo is getting the information from edward snowden. comes from claims that president obama knew about and improved spying on angela merkel. not true. house and homeland security, says the house should stop apologizing for the nsa, and dick cheney agreed. >> important to the security of the nation and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not only the united states but in france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk. the fact is they carried out spying operations against united states both the government and industry. >> a much different thought though from democratic senator jean sheheen. she called for the government to come clean about its surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral ription relationshipsh germany with mexico with the other countries where the suggestion is we've listened in. so i think we have repai
leaked last week, that the scope of the nsa's intelligence gathering extends to america's closest ally as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives. not just the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing it for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence which helps not just us but the europeans. >
possibly armed and dangerous. the shocking details on their brazen jail break. >>> the nsa spying scandal engulfing the white house. new allegations this morning that the u.s. was spying on dozens of foreign leaders and a shocking admission as to when the president was made aware. >>> and another huge setback for the obama care website. new, a critical data center crashing this weekend halting enrollment across the nation. what does this mean now for the health care law? >> good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. do you want to talk about the red sox? >> i can't! i haven't slept in three days and barely can speak at all. >> good morning. i'm john berman. i got to say this is a frightening way to start your week. >>> a statewide manhunt for four escaped inmates that could be armed and dangerous and happening in oklahoma. they broke out of jail 70 miles west of oklahoma city. the inmates were able to break a lock and enter a trapped door above the shower early sunday morning and made their way to freedom through a tiny crawl space beneath the roof. he. >> would
♪ >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. >> the nsa denies reports president obama knew about and approved the spying on germany's chancellor. >> after months held hostage farc frees a u.s. marine. >> syria submits a plan for getting rid of its chemical weapons three days before the deadline. >> remembering rock pioneer lou reed. the former velvet underground died at the age of 71, today. [ ♪ theme ] >>> international uproar over reports the u.s. spied on germany's chancellor is not going away. there are claims president obama knew about the phone taps and approved them - the white house says it is not true. we are getting reports that the eavesdropping started in 2002, before angela merkel was elected. >> this morning senator jeanne shaheen called on the nsa to come clear on the surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden, and secrets that are revealed are doing damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, mexico and other countries where the suggestion is that we've lisped in -- listened in. i think we hav
what you get into it. it's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. with the nsa spy game, that somebody may be america. thanks edward snowden. we spin on that. on monday, all music all hour long lou reed, "take a walk on the wild side." ♪ [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. >>> everybody is to leave here immediately. this is closed until further notice. clear the room at once. >> how can he close me up? on what ground? >> i'm shocked to find out gambling is going on in here. >> thank you, very much. >> shocked, shocked, i say. you mean to tell me the national security agency had the power to spy on whomever they pleased and may have taken advantage of that power? >> you can bet nsa survei
arrived in washington today and want answers concerning the n.s.a. spying program. >> a number of reports almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their out
knew but a german newspaper report that claims he was told by the eavesdropping is wrong. nas -- nsa spokesperson, says, general alexander, head of the national security agency did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations chancellor merkel. the president reportedly apologized to merkel who grew up in east germany under the eyes and ears of the sassi. he said he would have stopped the bugging if he had known about it. lawmakers say new leaks from edward snowden about the u.s. intercepting phone calls from other officials are really hurting relations. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. so i think we have repair work to do. bill: brazil's president canceled a state visit over nsa leaks that indicated her phone calls had been listened to. bill? bill: what is the white ho
stabbed in the fight was treated for minor injuries. >>> it has been five months since nsa contractor snowden fled the country with classified documents. information from those documents is still coming out. >> reporter: a european union delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids and members of congress. they are expressing outrage at reports that the nsa has been listening in on 35 world leaders. >> we have repair work to do and hard questions that need to be asked of the nsa about what is really happening in the program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper that says that the nsa listened in on phone calls as far back as 2002 and chief alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white hous
to nsa leaker eric snowden, there has been eavesdropping. the e.u. envoy will arrive in washington. >> reporter: that's right, they'll be joined by members of congress, think tanks and telephone companies to discuss the surveillance of citizens. this is a delegation that had been organized some months ago. the european parliament had set up an inquiry as a result of the news from eric snowden. we are expecting some sort of emergency delegation of intelligence officials from both germany and france to washington in the next few days to have talks, but we're not sure when that is going to happen. as for whether they're going to get any joy through congress we heard that europe should be grateful for the surveillance, it's keeping europe safe. we're not sure what you all are complaining about. >> they have also said that the french and the germans spy on the usa so don't be surprised we do it to you. this is quite interesting. angela merkel, apparently she has been bugged, if you like, for years and years, but the nsa saying barack obama, he doesn't know anything about it. >> reporter
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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the uproar over n.s.a. spying spread today after new reports detailed the extent of the agency's surveillance activity in germany and spain. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. judy woodruff is off. also ahead this monday, in detroit, the court battle over the city's bankruptcy brings michigan's governor to the stand. and lessons learned from hurricane sandy. miles o'brien reports on how new york city is preparing for the next superstorm. test one year later the people who keep this city running are scrambling to figure out how to keep dry as the storms and the sea level rises. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was m
from germany to australia. one report claiming not only was the nsa tapping the private cell phone of the chancellor of germany, angela merkel, ever since 2010, but that president obama knew about it. the nsa hitting back, trashing the report with this statement, saying, general alexander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 this alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel. nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel. newsroom reports claiming otherwise are simply not true. germany may be in the spotlight, but that's one of just 30 countries. u.s. allies saying they're furious at the alleged extent of nsa surveillance on their turf. today, the u.s. ambassador to spain was called in for a dressing down by the spanish foreign minister. a spanish newspaper publishing a shocking number, 60. 6-0 million phone calls of average citizens intercepted by the nsa in the past year alone. so joining me now, christiane amanpour, cnn's chief international correspondent and a professor at princeton university. christiane to you, fi
was incredible. let's move on to other big stories we have this morning. this one is for david ignatius. the nsa spying extends to some of the closest allies abroad. the national security agency end ad program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house order an internal review over the summer. several programs have already been shut down and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president, but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's program saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not just in the u.p.s. but france and germany and throughout europe. we're trying to gatherable against that helps us and helps the europeans. >> there are reports that the president did know that angela merkel's
reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month. in germany, the newspaper records, president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn general sander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving murkle. the nsa says the willingness up to now to deny present and future monitoring. >> i can tell you the president can assure the chancellor, the sungs not and will not 3407b tore the conversations of the chancellor. >> reporter: they are coming to the u.s. to challenge their american counterparts, after breaking quote german law on german soil. house chairman rodgers defended the nsa under surveillance on cnn sunday saying it was both well regulated and essential to keeping both americans and europeans safe from terrorism. >> i think the biggest story here, candy, if the united states intelligence services weren't trying to collect information with u.
.s. officials reports that the nsa ended a program used to spy on german chancellor angela merkel and some other top world leaders after an internal white house review this summer. meanwhile a top republican lawmaker is defending the nsa surveillance program abroad saying it keeps allies "safe." congressman mike rogers told our candy crowley the reports that the u.s. spied on millions of french citizens is misguided. >> maybe there's something more to that. i argue if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they'd be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing, keeps the french safe t keeps the u.s. safe t keeps our european allies safe so this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interests i think is disingenuous candidly. >> mike rogers calling it disingenuous, something like that classic scene from "casablanca." >> everybody is to leave here immediately. this cafe is closed until further notice. clear the room at once! >> how can he close me up? >> i'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is g
that the nsa surveillance programs were bound by the rule of law. they targeted security threats, not the communications of ordinary people. we now know at that moment the nsa was morn toring ordinary europeans and tapping the cell phone of german chancellor, angela merkel. for almost five years, the president had no idea that the u.s. was listening in on the cell phone of angela merkel and 35 other world leaders. the wall street journal citing unnamed sources said it wasn't until an internal review was launched that the president found out about the top-level spying. >> we can take steps to put in place greater oversight, greater transparency and constraints on the use of this authority. >> reporter: the white house says that they've stopped spying on chancellor merkel. a german paper revealed that the u.s. embassy is the site of a major american listening post, spying on the german government and on business leaders here in berlin. the leaks and outrage continued to spread. now in spain where documents leaked by edward snowden suggest the nsa man tored 60 million spanish phone
and earlier nsa said the country's president barack obama had no idea that merkel's phone was being tapped. and media have reported that obama was informed about the phone monitoring in 2010 and the union delegations expect to be member of congress to express its concerns over the u.s. spying program. in washington they are not happy so let's talk about that joining us on skype in a college in london. this is a bit of bluster and won't change and knew it was happening anyway. >> the government official claims to be shocked, shocked that they are running a gambling casino and taking kickbacks at the same time. there is no doubt about it european leaders are aware that the u.s. engages in this work. many european spy agencies work alongside the nsa, dch q in the uk for example and there is no doubt there is bluff and bluster that you refer to it as and a lot of posturing going on for public consumption. >>> it's merkel's phone and reaches right to the heart of government and is that intrusive that has everybody so cross about it. >> yeah, i think you are right. but to be quite honest with yo
that the nsa spied on 35 such leaders including germany's angela merkel reportedly as far back as 2002 before she was chancellor. president obama was never told about the spy program until this summer, and he called a halt to it. >> this new this was is certain to further inflame tensions between the u.s. and its allies overseas. abc's jeffrey kofman reports now from london. >> reporter: it is not the way friends expect to be treated. the headlines in germany, the u.s. has been listening to chancellor angela merkel's cell phone calls since 2002, even longer than earlier reported. and president obama was told about this three years ago. the white house said the president was never told. on the streets of germany, outrage directed at the u.s. the chancellor herself feeling violated by these daily revelations that the u.s. has been snooping on one of its closest allies. "completely unacceptable," she said. germany is now the fifth u.s. ally to summon its american ambassador to lodge a formal protest. in france, outrage over the u.s. intercept of 70 million e-mails and the bugging of their washin
>>> good morning. it is monday october 28th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." did the nsa spy on dozens of world leaders without president obama's knowledge? intelligence insider john miller on what the spy agency is telling him. >>> a new outage for the health care website and new outrage from americans learning they may have to pay up to ten times more for insurance coverage. >>> plus, a life on the wild side. remembering rock pioneer lou reed. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in that program. >> ally demands answers for u.s. surveillance. >> the question is what did president obama know and when. >> the u.s. is admitting the usa spied on 35 world leaders. >> a statewide manhunt for four escaped inmates who could be armed and dangerous. this is happening in oklahoma. >> they got out by breaking a lock on the hatch above the shower in their cell. >> another derailment for the obama care website. another critical site cr
citizens. the nsa says barack obama did not know that angela merkel's phone was tapped. german media reported that the u.s. president was informed in 2010 about the phone monitoring. a reporter said the u.s. president must have known the phone tapping was going on. >> this is exactly the kind of intelligence that almost certainly is included in daily intelligence briefs to the president, which, of course, are, you know, the things that are most interesting to the political leadership of this country. so that's why i think that it would be highly unlikely that the president would not have been informed about the fact that the prime minister was being monitored in that way. and that certain tied bits of intelligence must certainly have been - made their way into the oval office in that fashion. this is a serious problem politically for the united states with germany, because of the particular sensitivityies of the german political system, because, of course, the stasi's role in privacy and very aggressive way during the communist period. this is a particularly sensitive issue for the g
knew of eves dropping on world leaders including merkel. the president said he was unaware of nsa actions but the wall street journal says those have stopped. >> the capability of the united states government on a broad basis to collect intelligence is important to the united states, saving lives et cetera is nothing new. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is ns oorks has saved thousands of lives in the united states, france, germany and throughout europe. >> we're not doing this for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence to help us and europeans. >> mourners still moorn the death of the teacher. teachers and friends made the truck to pay respects. the 24-year-old left an impression on everyone she met. one friend said every opportunity she had to make the world better she embraced it. she was slashed to death by a box cutter by a 14-year-old student. the teen is charged as an adult. >>> tributes were lou reed the legendary rocker pour in. >> i really care a lot although i look like i do not. >> reed died sunday afte
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. angry allies.>>> good morning. angry allies. the nsa scandal getting even wider this morning. as many as 35 world leaders spied on by the u.s. some now demanding answers. so what did president obama know and when? >>> breaking news overnight. the doctor convicted in michael jackson's death free from jail. why conrad murray was freed after serving only half his sentence. >>> and ground breaker. rock icon lou reed is remembered this morning after passing away at the age of 71. his influence on a generation of artists today, monday, october 28th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning. >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker and natalee moralis. >> hey, sugar, take a walk on the wild side. >> can we turn that up a bit. >> i remember playing that m freshman year as a disc jockey. great song. >> tributes are pouring all in. we'll have more on the death of lou reed. >>> new revelations on the nsa spying program. this morning, some of our clo
german chancellor angela merkel. however a german newspaper cites an n.s.a. source claiming the president knew everything as far back as 2010 and gave the go ahead to boost surveillance. we'll be hearing more about this one. >>> 911 calls released from the terrifying moments five people were thrown from a ride at the north carolina state fair. >> yes, we're at the state fair and a ride turned upside down and dumped everybody out! there's people bleeding very bad, like their hand and stuff. >> five people fell [inaudible] >> the ride's operator, timothy tutterrow will face a judge later today. he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. investigators say that ride was tampered with and safety devices were compromised. more arrests expected. >>> this one sound like a scene from a movie. four inmates escaped from jail by climbing through a trap door above a shower. oklahoma police say the inmates crawled 30 feet and then escaped through that door. >> this time all they had to do is push the door and walk out because it's not in the jail. if it's that easy they need to revamp. >> the tr
begin in washington where president obama said he did not know that the nsa engaged in eavesdropping on dozens of world lead them thought president obama at least in terms of surveillance would be much different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that wa
obama said he did not know that the nsa engaged in eavesdropping on dozens of world leaders. the white house uncovered the operation this past summer. >> they're disclosed this with some of their closest relationships. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. you can add spain to the outrage. the u.s. tracking of 60 million phone calls in that country in one month. now, for these european union countries there's outrage and disgust with the scope of u.s. surveillance. it's not a typical argument. for those european nations it's a rude awakening because many of them thought president obama at least in terms of surveillance would be much different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relatio
that this is connected in a way of the mourdock family in ways that we didn't appreciate. >> connected to the nsa? is this about phone hacking? >> this is about phone hacking. >> we know and don't say anything. >> whether this touches the mourdock family, does rebekah brooks try to rat out the family? i don't think so. becky, in the u.k. do they change the laws around the press? there's been some talk about trying to beef up the laws. some things that would protect the press in good ways but other things that would make it much more difficult. >> are we tamer here than mourdock's tabloids? >> yes. >> we are until we know otherwise but i think we are. >> this couldn't have been more ridiculous. >> that's? >> the new york snoes. >> geno's interceptions cause -- >> the post, you love it? >> they're one step above blogging. >> it's an early read every morning. >> fiction. >> that's fine too. >> when we come back, we're going to take a look at the markets and this week's fed meeting. first, a very happy birthday to bill gates. the microsoft founder turns 58 today. ♪ ♪ (vo) you are a business pro.
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